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The Rotational Period of the Sun

This activity, from the Royal Observatory Greenwich, introduces students to ways of combining errors (uncertainties) from two independent measured quantities. Using the equation for Doppler shift, the error in the rotational velocity and time period are calculated.

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The Age of the Universe

This activity, from the Royal Observatory Greenwich, looks at Hubble’s law, whereby students use real data from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey to plot a graph from which they can obtain the Hubble constant. Students then look at the possible sources of error in their data and use this to calculate the uncertainty in...

Geography and applied maths activity

Using the video (https://youtu.be/UaxXupfZSSk), discuss in groups how to help Natasha and the former lighthouse keeper to swim the 3km channel between the island and the mainland

When to set off? climate vs weather

What time to set off? Tides...

Prepare your own Solar Cell

Renewable energy is generally considered as being from an energy resource that is replaced rapidly by a natural process such as power generated from the sun or from the wind. Most renewable forms of energy, other than geothermal and wave power, ultimately come from the sun. Visible light can be converted directly...

Plotting the Rotation Curve of M31

In this activity, from the Royal Observatory Greenwich, students use real data, taken from a scientific paper, to plot the rotational curve of M31 (Andromeda), our neighbouring spiral galaxy. They will look at Kepler’s third law to predict the motion of stars around the centre of M31. They will then measure the...

Composition of Air Model

A 'cut out and glue' model demonstrating the proportions of the various gases in the composition of air

Science in the Environment Pack 8: Oceans and Climate

The University of York Science Education Group ensured that all the Science in the Environment packs were organised according to broad environmental themes. Within each pack, a number of specific contexts were used to introduce the science content. In addition, each pack focused on the acquisition of particular...

Science in the Environment Pack 3: Atmosphere and Climate

The University of York Science Education Group ensured that all the Science in the Environment packs were organised according to broad environmental themes. Within each pack, a number of specific contexts were used to introduce the science content. In addition, each pack focused on the acquisition of particular...

Extra Resources

A collection of various resources, from the Association for Science Education (ASE), set in the context of sea, the moon and chemistry of the oceans. The resources are part of the SYCD: Science Year Is There Life? collection.

'All at sea? The chemistry of the oceans' is a very attractive ten-page booklet...

SATIS 16-19: Units 1-25

Units 1 to 25 of the SATIS 16-19 series. The introductory General Guide for teachers gives information on the design and use of the units, outlines of the unit subjects relating them to science specialisms.

Structure of the units
Each SATIS 16 - 19 unit was designed to be photocopied...

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